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56297.  Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:26 am Reply with quote

Q: Which is larger, Ulster or Norn Iron?

I'm posting up JumpingJack's questions florm Monday to get them into the system. I wasn't concentrating when he explained this one, so I'm jiggered if I can remember what the answer was. Maybe somebody could oblige?

56303.  Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:48 am Reply with quote

Presumably we're expected to win a forfeit by saying Ulster, since NI only contains part of the Kingdom of Ulster ... ?

56308.  Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:57 am Reply with quote

It was something like that, yes.

56320.  Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:40 am Reply with quote

What about tying this in with the Holland/Netherlands dichotomy?

56344.  Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:55 am Reply with quote

D for Dichotomies? Go on, then.

56371.  Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:24 pm Reply with quote

Holland is only correctly used to describe two of the provinces in the Netherlands, North Holland and South Holland.

Unfortunately the most famous dutch cities, The Hague, Amsterdam and Rotterdam are all in one or the other of these provinces - which is why I turned the idea of a GI question down a while ago.

Arnhem, Utrecht and Harenveen however are definately not in Holland, despite what people think.

Whether or not I have blatently misused the word "dichotomy", is a completely different matter.


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